Robots and artificial intelligence: The next frontier for employment and EU economic policy
This event will look at the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on employment, wages and EU economic policy.
VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS
The advance of artificial intelligence and development of robotics is expected to have a great impact in our society and our economy. On the one hand, automated systems bring many efficiencies in the performance of specific tasks and the operation of markets. On the other hand, their disruptive forces create many challenges for policy makers who have to design an efficient and secure framework so that the benefits for humanity are maximised.
This event will discuss this topic during two sessions. The first session will focus on the impact of industrial robots on EU employment and wages, and will feature the presentation of a new paper by Georgios Petropoulos. The paper looks at these issues using a local market approach similar to the one introduced by Acemoglu and Restrepo (2017) for US labour markets.
The second session will discuss the consequences of artificial intelligence on the economy. A panel of experts will evaluate the economic impact of AI and discuss open challenges for the EU industry and economy.
Check-in and welcome coffee
SESSION 1: THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS ON EU EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow
Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Senior researcher, Austrian Institute of Economic Research in Vienna (WIFO)
Anna Byhovskaya, Senior policy advisor, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
Loukas Stemitsiotis, Head of Unit, Thematic Analysis, DG Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission
Discussion and Q&A
Chair: Paola Maniga, Head of Development
SESSION 2: THE IMPACT OF AI, CHALLENGES AND POLICY RESPONSES
Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow
Pat Bajari, Chief economist and vice president at Amazon
Mario Mariniello, Digital Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)
Clara Neppel, Senior Director, European Business Operations, IEEE
Barry O’Sullivan, Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, School of Computer Science & IT University College Cork, Ireland
Chief economist and vice president at Amazon
Senior researcher, Austrian Institute of Economic Research in Vienna (WIFO)
Senior policy advisor, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
Head of Development
Digital Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)
Senior Director, European Business Operations, IEEE
Head of Unit, Thematic Analysis, DG Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission
Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, School of Computer Science & IT University College Cork, Ireland
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